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Poster: Adam Schoales Date: Sep 24, 2007 1:38pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Deleting Files?

So heres the dilema - I began to upload a file but my computer restarted in the process and stopped the upload - however everything had beens et up so currently there is an 894kb file from this video that is up...

how do I go about removing the file so I can upload the proper version (or removing the whole entry for that matter)

thanks!

http://www.archive.org/details/3xTheCharliesCut

This post was modified by Adam Schoales on 2007-09-24 20:38:37

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Oct 1, 2007 7:05am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

Hello Adam. If I understand the problem, then I suggest you just start to reload the file. If you are using FTP then I suspect a prompt will appear that asks "Do you want to overwrite this file"? Click yes and proceed to upload the corrected file. You may need to "rederive" the file when this operation is complete to get the updated material to show correctly. Hope that helps you.

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Poster: Adam Schoales Date: Oct 1, 2007 12:50pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

well I had been using the ccUploader app (or whatever it is refering to)

I dont quite know how to do it with FTP... could you perhaps give me some info? thanks a bunch!!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Oct 1, 2007 1:30pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

Ouch.....It sounds like you are not used to FTP. This is not a simple process. I use Windows and the variant types of browsers mean there are many answers for this questions. I suggest that it may be easier to just rename the file you wish to upload and create the page all over again with the new file name. Then go in and flag the original, messed up file using the "error report button" and ask the Archive staff to remove the first non-functioning page. If you want me to give you all the commands I use to upload FTP I will, but it is not a simple process if you aren't use to it.

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Poster: Adam Schoales Date: Oct 1, 2007 4:08pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

oh I'm used to FTP (i've done it in the past with other sites and such) just wasnt aware that archive.org allowed you to upload via FTP.

if you dont mind giving me the instructsions I would love to try it out - if it doesn't work I'll have to try suggestion two.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Oct 1, 2007 5:24pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

OK...First, let me say that I use Internet Explorer to do FTP work. The following is an account of the way it appears in the browser I currently use. Go to the page of the Item you wish to correct. Look for the button marked "edit item" at the bottom left hand side side of the page. Click on that button and it should take you to a page marked MetaData Editor. At the top of the page is a button marked Item Manager. Click on that button and the "Item Manager" page should open. Toward the top of the page should be a button marked "Checkout-edit items files (Non XML)", click on it. A page should open that says "Item is checked out and ready for FTP". The second box down should have a title that says "Choose an upload method"... "Using Windows Internet Explorer". The first line should say "Click to open a FTP window in your IE Browser" Click on that button. You will probably be challenged for your email address and password. Fill it in and it will open to a page that says FTP Directory at the top of the page. On the tool bar I have a button that says "Page". When I click on it a drop down list appears. Toward the bottom of the list of choices you should see "open FTP site in Windows Explorer". When I click on it the window opens and a prompt appears that says "FTP Folder Error". Click OK and then the window goes blank. If I right click on the blank, open window a drop down list appears. One of the choices is "Login as" and when I click the button I get challenged again to give my Email address and password. When I do that the windows explorer window opens to the actual windows explorer file. You should be able to copy and past the file in here. I suspect it will ask if you want to overwrite the file. Say yes and upload the corrected file. When the upload is complete go to the Windows Explorer button marked "click here when complete". Double click on the button and it should check the finished file back in. As I say, this is the current way I get into Windows FTP.

This post was modified by Bridgewater Video on 2007-10-02 00:24:07

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Poster: mrb2563 Date: Dec 11, 2007 10:54pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Deleting Files?

Thanks for posting this information. It was a big help!